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Citrus Sponge Cake

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With lemon and orange inside, this cake smells as good as it tastes.

Angie Halten
With lemon and orange inside, this cake smells as good as it tastes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 5 eggs separated
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Instructions
 

  • Thoroughly mix the potato starch, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum. Set aside.
  • Beat egg yolks and sugar with electric mixer until thick. Add orange juice, vanilla and zest, mixing until it's just blended. Then add the dry ingredients mixture and combine together. Set aside.
  • Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until you see very stiff peaks that have formed. Fold egg whites into batter until just blended.
  • Pour into an ungreased 10 inch tube pan and bake at 325°F for 40 minutes.
  • Then turn heat up to 350°F for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Flip the pan and leave it until it's completely cooled.

 

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